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Love from our son....(his poetry)

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Love from our son....(his poetry)

note: this lovely poem was presented to my husband and I on the day of our anniversary, 
this past November (Thanksgiving weekend). 
hope you won't mind if I share...written by my son Scott   (we are blessed)
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"ONCE UPON A TIME"

It said, as I sat by firelight reading
In the eve of a long, full day.

"He was not the son of a king
She was not the daughter of royalty
But when they were in each other's arms,
He was a prince, she a princess.

It was a small cottage,
Not a castle, no towers, no servants
But there were two who
Adorned the walls, planted the garden
Warmed the rooms,
Created a home.

Some days the storms would blow,
And beat upon the home
That was not fortified with stone.
But as the two held on to each other
The walls held fast,
And indeed grew stronger with every storm.
And together they saw many rainbows.

Along their path, children were born
Three, young and strong
Who played games of their own making
And grew
Not by nanny or boarding school master
But by the love that filled their home.

I did not read of captains of battle
Or regents,
Or a princess in the forest
Waiting for a magical kiss.
But I read of heroes,
And sacrifice,
And courage,
And love.


And they lived happily ever after".....

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  1. Date: 1/11/2010 5:04:00 PM
    What a hallowed treasure to possess amongst all of you and now this write to add to and garnish it with even more love. Awesome Carrie. You may have to sow a couple of those buttons back on to Dad's shirt at the chest, now. Must be very proud! :) -Robert

  1. Date: 1/10/2010 6:25:00 PM
    Oh my, you are truly blessed to have such a wise and loving son who has good values. What a wonderful poem he wrote for you! How proud you must be. Thanks so much for sharing this treasure with us, Carrie. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 1/10/2010 9:52:00 AM
    Your son has written a beautiful poem and his presentation to you and your husband was definitely a wonderful and grand superb gift He has all the talents to be a very promising poet. God bless him and thanks for placing it for us. I have placed a new long love story poem the Boatman's Song hope you would find it interesting. With best wishes and love Ravindra

  1. Date: 1/9/2010 9:59:00 AM
    Oh Carrie, what a talented son you have, this is just so dreamy and delightful >> James

  1. Date: 1/9/2010 9:25:00 AM
    No one should be deceived by its Frostaeque simplicity. I AM BEWITCHED BY ITS THINLY VAILED EPIGRAMS. EXIMIOUS.

  1. Date: 1/9/2010 1:05:00 AM
    A poem to be cherished. Congrats on a good life with wonderful children.

  1. Date: 1/9/2010 12:50:00 AM
    A chip off the old block Carrie.Thanks for haring it better than any gift.Rgds Brian & thanks for your welcome comments today

  1. Date: 1/8/2010 10:43:00 AM
    ~~~Magnificent~~~ Love, Carol

  1. Date: 1/8/2010 9:09:00 AM
    Wow that is really beautiful and fantastic! You are blessed to have such a son!

  1. Date: 1/8/2010 5:26:00 AM
    Tell your son that this is a 10 in my book. So romantic and love filled. Thanks for sharing. Sara

  1. Date: 1/7/2010 8:20:00 PM
    wowowowow, we can see whose talent for writing your son inherited! He really did a great job honoring you guys. How precious this must be to you. Does he write much, or was this just a one time thing?? Thanks for your comment on my "year" poem. It's something to think about, making a calendar!! LUv, andrea

  1. Date: 1/7/2010 7:20:00 PM
    Wow!! This is so nice ...I'm sure you're very proud...Marty

  1. Date: 1/7/2010 5:18:00 PM
    What a beautiful gift! Really well written too, he has talent!

  1. Date: 1/7/2010 3:23:00 PM
    Your Son just gave me goose pimples in these touching verses..The Values Of a good Family.. Sacrifice,,Courage and love.. No Nannies or boarder Schools but love filled their Home. Holding strong In the Wind and enjoying Rainbows too,,Going to my favz,Carrie,,and pls do share more:)

  1. Date: 1/7/2010 1:15:00 PM
    Thank you for your comment,but I have a special date and time.I looked through some of your poems,keep up the good work.The people on this site are awesome!!!!!!!

  1. Date: 1/7/2010 11:12:00 AM
    The apple does not fall far from the tree. You are truly blessed as is he. The greatest gift anyone can ever receive, is a gift of poetry. Love, Lainie

  1. Date: 1/7/2010 11:08:00 AM
    Wow Carrie! He has a budding talent. How old is he? Sincerely, Love, Moses

  1. Date: 1/7/2010 11:01:00 AM
    Carrie, Wow! Thanks for sharing this with us. Tell Scott I personally said this is just awesome! I just see you and your husband reading this. Your hearts must have been beaming with pride! Ahhhhhhh, so sweet. Happy Anniversary to you both! I'd say you've done well for yourselves through the years. Just like the poem ends....With Love. Perhaps Scott should join the soup! He writes beautifully! Take care, Love Light Patty

  1. Date: 1/7/2010 10:54:00 AM
    Wow that was great! it read like a story and poetry mixed together. Enjoyed this awesome read and hope to read more from him. Enjoy your day. :):)